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Merquinsa Announces Worldwide Price Increase for its TPU Specialty Resins

Published on 2005-04-25. Author : SpecialChem

Montmeló, Barcelona, Spain -- Effective May 10, 2005 or as contract terms allow, Merquinsa and its affiliates will implement a price increase of 10% across all grades of its Thermoplastic Polyurethanes TPU specialty resins worldwide. This price increase is motivated by the unprecedented situation on key PU raw materials availability and cost increase.

According to Jean-Marc Galvez, Global Business Manager, Merquinsa understands dramatic impact this situation has on its customers and will continue to work with a variety of productivity programs to offset escalating costs. "However, the magnitude of the continued rise in raw materials costs makes this price increase essential to meet our customers´needs long term " Galvez says.

Customers interested in learning more about the price increase should contact their local Merquinsa sales representative..

Merquinsa is a world leading thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) specialty producer, providing globally innovative products for injection molding, extrusion, compounding and adhesives & coatings applications:

  • PEARLSTICK® TPUs in pellet form for making solventbased adhesives.
  • PEARLTHANE® TPUs in pellet form for extrusion, injection molding and compounding applications.
  • PEARLCOAT® TPUs in pellet form for melt coating applications by calendering, sintering or extrusion processes, for application on textile substrates with enduses in industrial coatings (inflatable boats, life-jackets, etc.), as well as for the production of conveyor belts, etc.
  • PEARLBOND® TPUs in pellet form for making reactive hot melt adhesives, as well as for thermobonding (heat sealing) processes.
  • DISPERBOND® Dispersible TPUs in pellet form and aqueous TPU dispersions.

Merquinsa headquarters are in Montmeló near Barcelona, Spain, with regional centres in North America and in Hong Kong.

Source: Merquinsa

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